I remember being in grade school having to write my first essay. The topic was simple. "What did you do this past summer?" My palms became sweaty. This pit in my stomach began to swell. I literally froze. I couldn't think of anything. Then I thought what we did on our family vacation. But I [...]
Often referred to by residents as the "17th Street Bridge," the Commodore Avylen Harcourt Brook Memorial Causeway (and bridge) over the Intracoastal Waterway was dedicated in 1956 in memory of the man most responsible in Fort Lauderdale for a Federal takeover of the old privately owned Florida East Coast Canal and its conversion into the [...]
J There may be as many as 17 varieties of croton in Florida.
Florida gardenia in spring.
South Carolina and Georgia Face Dredging Problems Locals take action on ICW dredging problem Date Reported: May 30, 2014 AIWW Mile: 430.0 Reported by: Mike Ahart, News Editor If the federal government won’t pay to maintain the ICW in South Carolina, and the State won’t help either, municipalities can either suffer the consequences or do [...]
Fred Bullfrog escorts Princess Orchid to the Perennial Ball. Fred was late arriving at Princess's branch, overwhelmed with the selection of just the right corsage.
The Florida canal company formed the Indian River and Bay Biscayne Inland Navigation Company to acquire and run steamers on the nearly complete Florida East Coast Canal in the late 1890s. This steamboat company bought the steamers when the prior owner, the Indian River Steamboat Company, went bankrupt. Courtesy, Florida State Archives, Tallahassee, Fla.
The City of Fort Lauderdale lies along the east coast of Florida, bisected by the Intracoastal Waterway running north and south, with the New River running seven miles west to east, terminating at New River Sound running several miles north to south. The New River bisects the City into northern and southern halves. Altogether the [...]
On Memorial Day, local folklore singer-guitarist Greg Russell entertained hundreds of residents and visitors under the old Oak Tree at Lighthouse Marina, Sea Pines Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC. Every year for 27 years, Russell has played his guitar and sung songs to old and young alike. Small children encircling Russell on stage join in [...]